2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry - corporate

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 Samsung Group, South Korea 5.76 6.92 24 12.1%
2 Toyota Group, Japan 6.90 4.61 10 -37.6%
3 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.68 3.35 18 86.4%
4 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.87 3.22 13 4.5%
5 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 2.54 2.76 21 1.2%
6 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.92 2.72 7 32.5%
7 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 2.58 2.71 28 -2.3%
8 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.92 2.41 13 143.9%
9 JEOL Ltd., Japan 0.84 2.39 16 164.6%
10 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 0.31 2.11 6 544.4%
11 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 1.03 2.00 11 80.8%
12 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.43 1.82 9 293.0%
13 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 2.90 1.79 15 -42.2%
14 Asymchem Labs., China 0.29 1.66 6 442.9%
15 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 1.61 1.58 7 -8.5%
16 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 2.92 1.54 6 -50.5%
17 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.27 1.34 15 -1.1%
18 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.54 1.23 5 112.7%
19 Sony Corporation, Japan 0.61 1.21 2 85.8%
20 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.01 1.20 6 11,280.1%
21 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.17 1.16 15 -7.3%
22 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.40 1.08 9 155.7%
23 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.67 1.00 1 40.0%
23 Sapporo Holdings Ltd., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
23 HEC Pharm, China 1.00 1 N/A
24 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 1.36 0.96 2 -34.4%
25 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.70 0.94 3 -48.6%
26 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.21 0.88 1 -32.7%
27 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.14 0.85 8 478.9%
28 Teijin Ltd., Japan 0.66 0.83 3 17.0%
29 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.81 0.79 5 -59.3%
30 China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China 0.75 1 N/A
31 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.94 0.67 2 -34.1%
32 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.89 0.60 4 -70.4%
32 Izumo Web Ltd., Japan 0.60 2 N/A
33 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.90 0.57 3 -40.2%
34 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.56 2 N/A
34 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.56 2 N/A
35 Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 0.56 5 5,217.1%
36 WuXi AppTec, China 0.40 0.53 3 25.4%
37 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.34 0.52 5 -63.7%
38 Nihon Superior Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
38 Denka Company Limited, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
39 Asahi Kasei Corporation, Japan 0.03 0.49 3 1,631.2%
40 Nippon Steel Corporation, Japan 0.48 2 N/A
41 JASCO Corporation, Japan 0.20 0.47 2 120.0%
42 ENEOS Corporation, Japan 0.46 2 N/A
43 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.15 0.46 11 190.5%
44 AGC Inc., Japan 0.45 2 N/A
45 JSR Corporation, Japan 0.01 0.44 4 4,030.9%
46 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 0.28 0.43 7 43.8%
47 Japan Aviation Electronics Industry, Limited (JAE), Japan 0.43 2 N/A
48 MORITEX Corporation, Japan 0.43 1 N/A
49 Ube Industries Ltd., Japan 0.14 0.40 2 161.4%
49 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 0.50 0.40 1 -25.3%
49 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 0.75 0.40 1 -50.5%
49 Godo Shigen Sangyo Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
49 Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
49 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
50 IMRA Japan Co., Ltd., Japan 0.39 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.